Valley law enforcement warn against celebratory gunfire for New Year’s

1 year 11 months 5 days ago Thursday, December 30 2021 Dec 30, 2021 December 30, 2021 11:07 PM December 30, 2021 in News - Local

The sound of fireworks is something people everywhere are familiar with on New Year's Eve, but many are also familiar with the sound of gunshots.

Law enforcement officials Valley-wide are urging gun owners to lock away their firearms this holiday weekend.

Brownsville police Officer Martin Sandoval says people should remember that celebratory gunfire is illegal.

"We will charge those people with something called discharge of a firearm in a certain municipality," Sandoval said. "A Class A misdemeanor, which is fines and some jail time."

The Brownsville Police Department and other Valley authorities say they plan to deploy special task forces to patrol and arrest anyone firing a gun illegally.

An effort to officially ban celebratory shooting in the Valley is still in the works among legislators.

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